Two things -
- Any advice for building better endurance in the second half of the ride?
- Noticed that when I’m pushing hard I really feel it in my calf muscles. Do I need to look at my fit or technique? (Note: I have very flat feet and wear a US size 13). The clips on my shoes are behind the balls of my feet so I don’t think they are too far forward.
Overall I had a great ride today. The first half I felt like I could keep up with a group on the hills. I had a silly smile plastered on my face as I managed to keep up with a few guys who broke off the front and kept up a very fast pace about 2 miles. Seriously, I was grinning from ear to ear. I did fade a bit coming into our middle point rest stop.
We stopped and I started to slam down some energy jellies and grabbed an expresso. We rested for about 30 mins.
We restart the ride and even though we took a bit of a break, it just felt like I had nothing left on the hills. It didn’t feel like I bonked but just didn’t feel like I keep up the pace needed.
I’m thinking maybe I pushed too hard over those few miles and it didn’t leave me with much for the remainder of the ride. I’m also thinking my nutrition could have been better. I did have some carbs in my drink but maybe I needed to even out my intake.